Watson makes the cut; chasing Snead record


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – Much like Sam Snead once was, Tom Watson now holds the position of golf professional emeritus. Now he’s chasing after one of Snead’s old records.

With a 2-under 68 on Friday, Watson made the cut at The Greenbrier Classic for the third straight year.

At 64 years and 10 months exactly, Watson is still more than two years younger than Snead when he set the record for oldest player to make the cut at a PGA tour event. Snead was 67 years, 2 months and 21 days when he played all four rounds at the 1979 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic.

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Snead also holds the record for the oldest player to finish in the top-10. He was 63 years, 3 months and 4 days when he accomplished that feat at the 1975 B.C. Open.

If Watson can move up the leaderboard over the next two days and claim a top-10 result, he would own the new record.